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28 Weeks Later (2007)

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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

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Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Don
Rose Byrne ... Scarlet
Jeremy Renner ... Doyle
Harold Perrineau ... Flynn
Catherine McCormack ... Alice
Idris Elba ... Stone
Imogen Poots ... Tammy
Mackintosh Muggleton ... Andy
Amanda Walker ... Sally
Shahid Ahmed Shahid Ahmed ... Jacob
Garfield Morgan ... Geoff
Emily Beecham ... Karen
Beans El-Balawi Beans El-Balawi ... Boy in Cottage (as Beans Balawi)
Meghan Popiel Meghan Popiel ... DLR Soldier
Stewart Alexander ... Military Officer
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Storyline

28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. Written by Anonymous

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Warning! Maintain the quarantine Deadly force will be used to protect this area See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

28 Weeks Later See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,807,292, 11 May 2007

Gross USA:

$28,638,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,238,440
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the filming of the US Army Camp took place during the weekend of 21st/22nd October 2006 in the courtyard outside the Citypoint Building, Ropemaker Street, London EC2. A large number of tents with US flags, cast in military dress and vehicles were in place. Additionally access to the sub-floor car park area appears to have been given to shoot an underground scene. See more »

Goofs

Right after the virus breaks out again and the medical officer grabs the two kids from isolation she is trying to get them out of the building when a soldier stops them. The soldier keeps calling her "sir" when in fact female officers in the US armed forces are addressed as "ma'am" by those of lesser rank, not "sir". See more »

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[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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Like the first film, there are no opening credits of any kind once the company logos have appeared. Also like the first film, the title of the film appears only as a descriptive subtitle. See more »

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A Surprisingly Entertaining sequel
12 May 2007 | by RassillSee all my reviews

When I first heard there was to be a sequel to Danny Boyle's excellent 28 Days Later and that Boyle himself would not be directing it, I was less than excited.

Then the reviews began flooding in and I was surprised, shocked even, that the majority of them were positive.

It was then after the well respected film critic Mark Kermode said it was "very good" and "better than we had any right to expect" that I began to raise my expectations.

Im happy to report that they were exceeded by a sequel that surpasses the original in terms of tension and spectacle.

Boyle remained on board with the project, albeit as a producer, but also directed some second unit footage and never allows it to veer away from the look or feel of his original.

Not that he had cause to worry as the new director,Juan Carlos Fresnadillo obviously understood Boyle's vision and expands on it without getting too carried away.

The result is a faster paced, less reflective film, containing a very intelligent political subtext and some fantastic action set pieces that (and this is the most important part) delivers a large number of quality scares.

It also dwarfs 28 days later in terms of gore, meaning true horror fans have much more in the way of visceral glee to sink their teeth into (pun intended).

Bring on 28 months later...


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